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February 2nd, 2011


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11:25 am
Happy Groundhog's Day everyone!!! 8)

Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow, so apparently Spring's going to come early.

In celebration, I'm purchasing a 1990 VW Golf today.

The bad bit: It's front wheel drive. The interior could use some work. It needs a radio, too.

The good: It's a little over a ton, seats 5, goes like a bat out of hell, and it has a manual transmission -- that makes it the first of my cars to have one.

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From:lishd
Date:February 2nd, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
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number of cars > number of people = number of cats
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From:testing4l
Date:February 3rd, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
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Not actually the case since the van is likely to become a lawsuit.
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From:trendyprof
Date:February 2nd, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
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All Golfs are FWD though... And manual transmission is the only way to go. You want to drive the car, not have it drive you...

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From:testing4l
Date:February 3rd, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
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Yeah -- it was a compromise. I don't like the idea of a FWD, but it was cheap, available, and about as good as it gets for FWD.

I don't totally agree with the manual transmission. My MR2 is an automatic as it happens, but you get three real gears + overdrive out of it, so you can do all the shifting you really need to -- when you're about to go up a big hill or you want to slow down a bit.
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From:trendyprof
Date:February 3rd, 2011 10:37 am (UTC)
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My dad has Tiptronic in his car.. but it's not the same. A real driver's car has a floor shift manual, with a clutch pedal. None of this auto or semi-auto stuff ;)
You lose the relationship with the experience that way...
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From:majesticarky
Date:February 3rd, 2011 12:27 am (UTC)
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Isn't it technically Kami's car? :p. You should bring it to game night sometime so I can check it out.
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From:testing4l
Date:February 3rd, 2011 02:49 am (UTC)
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Not at all. I'm buying it. She'll just get to drive it.

Anyway, it ended up not working out, but it's probably a good thing.
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From:majesticarky
Date:February 3rd, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
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Too bad! Maybe you can get her a cooler one then.

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